MILPITAS, Calif. — palmOne, Inc. today announced the election of D. Scott Mercer, interim chief executive officer of Adaptec, Inc., to its board of directors.
Mercer has served in a wide variety of management roles in high-technology companies during the past 20 years, including senior management and chief financial officer roles at Western Digital Corporation; Teralogic, Inc.; Businessland, Inc.; and LSI Logic Corporation; as well as senior management positions at Dell Inc. in the United States and Europe.
He brings to the palmOne board broad operational, sales, product development and international experience in the computer industry, as well as strong financial expertise.
He currently is a board member and audit committee chairman of Conexant Systems, Inc. and NetRatings, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors at Adaptec.
Mercer replaces Susan Swenson, who served on the board for six years and contributed her experience from senior executive roles at Leap Wireless International, Cellular One and AT&T Wireless. In May, Swenson was appointed to the Executive Management Board of T-Mobile International in addition to her roles as chief operating officer and director of T-Mobile USA, a palmOne customer.
“We are delighted to be able to recruit a director with the extensive business experience and financial expertise of Scott Mercer. palmOne is fortunate to benefit from Scott’s insight as it continues to expand its operations worldwide,” said Eric Benhamou, chairman of the board of palmOne. “Sue has had a particularly distinguished tenure on our board, ever since the company first became publicly traded. We are grateful for her many contributions and will miss her counsel.”
About palmOne, Inc.
palmOne, Inc. — a leader in mobile computing — strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products include Treo smartphones, the LifeDrive mobile manager, Tungsten and Zire handhelds, and software and accessories.
palmOne products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at palmOne Retail Stores and palmOne online stores (www.palmOne.com/stores).